As part of Castle Court’s celebration of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, pupils in Years 7 and 8 have been taking part in a composition competition to create music to be used in the senior school play which takes place on June 30th. Pupils took inspiration from film clips, art works and extracts from the text of the play. The main focus for these compositions was Caliban’s speech. Here is one example of the pieces that will be used during the performance in June.
Be not afeard. The isle is full of noises,
Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt not:
This is the term of trips, outings and activities. During the term children will camp under the stars, travel to France to spend an adventure week, or visit the sites of the World War Two battlefields, sail in the Purbecks and explore Devon, by both land and sea. By the time the children leave Castle Court at the end of Year 8 we hope that they will embrace adventure, always give new experiences a try and will understand the importance of creative thought and teamwork outside of a traditional classroom environment. The first trip of the term is to Corfe Castle to explore both the history and geography of the area.